Information Technology

Software-General Info

UMass Boston IT Licensed Software

We can offer specially priced (site licensed) software to active faculty and staff members, as well as teaching and research assistants, to be used on either University owned computers or for University business. Retirees from the university are not eligible for software. We do not sell software to undergraduate students.

Requesting a Software:

Send an email message to software@umb.edu from your UMass Boston email account and specify Macintosh or Windows product.

Software Purchases

  • Some CDs/DVDs are $15 per disc for software. There is an additional $15 charge for a license for SPSS. More information and a list of the available software can be found on the Software - Faculty & Staff page.
  • For Departmental requests, please specify an account number to recharge. We will need the PeopleSoft Finance SpeedType number for a recharge. Please include this information in your request for software email.
  • For personal sales, make your check out to COMPUTER TRUST FUND. We DO NOT take cash or credit cards.

NOTE: You must pick up the CD yourself or inform us in your email whom you would like to pick up the software. They must be current UMass Boston Employees to do so. Everyone will be asked to show an UMass Boston ID and sign for the software when the software is picked up.

Licensing Responsibility

Each employee is individually responsible for reading, understanding, and following all applicable licenses, notices, contracts, and agreements for software that he or she uses or seeks to use on company computers. Unless otherwise provided in the applicable license, notice, contract, or agreement, any duplication of copyrighted software, except for backup and archival purposes, may be a violation of federal and state law. In addition to violating such laws, unauthorized duplication of software is a violation of the company’s Software/Hardware Policy.

For Microsoft License campus agreement click to download